Often touted as the 'iPhone Killer, and as the 'iPhone of China', Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi has reportedly sold approximately 40,000 units via an online sale, in just four seconds, in India.

According to a Facebook post by Xiaomi, the company has managed to sell 40K Redmi 1S units through a flash sale conducted via Flipkart (a major Indian e-commerce player). The cost of each Redmi 1S unit is Rs 5,999 (£60, USD100).

The fast-selling Xiaomi Redmi 1S smartphones may have impressed folks at Xiaomi to a great degree, but the rapid sales seem to have angered certain potential Redmi 1S users, who could not get their hands on the ultra-low cost device.

People have taken to the official Xiaomi India Facebook page to express their angst against the company for not managing to stock in sufficient Redmi 1S units.

Redmi 1S second batch up for sale shortly

However, folks at Xiaomi, via. the official Facebook page, have announced that the registrations for the second batch of sales (to be held on 9 September) will begin at 6pm IST, on 2 September. Those interested in buying the Redmi 1S affordable mid-range smartphone can click here to navigate to Flipkart, to register.

Those managing to register and buy the Xiaomi Redmi 1S should note that the devices will be delivered within 7-10 working days.

Hardware Aspects

Xiaomi's Redmi 1S is certainly a 'value for money' smartphone considering its fairly mid-range and the Rs 5,999 (£60, USD100)

The smartphone incorporates a 4.7in IPS display, runs on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating platform, and is driven by a 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor along with 1GB RAM.

Redmi 1S also features an 8MP primary camera and a 1.6MP secondary camera. The device also provides users 8GB internal storage that is expandable up to 32GB via and external microSD card.

A 2,000 mAh battery powers the entire Xiaomi Redmi 1S smartphone.

Considering the fact that 'value for money' devices are embraced in India, Xiaomi Redmi 1S (atleast on paper) looks to challenge the yet-to-be-released Android One smartphones that are said to have a sub INR 6,000 price tag, and the Motorola E that is priced at Rs 7,000 (£70, USD116).